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Jorge Quillaguamán

Jorge Quillaguamán, Bolivian biotechnologist.


  • Quillaguamán, Jorge was born on April 10, 1977 in Catavi, Potosí, Bolivia. Son of Jorge Gaspar Quillaguamán and Maria Gloria Leytón.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, Center Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sweden, 2005. M Chemical Engineering, 2000.


    • Researcher Center of Biotechnology, Cochabamba, Bolivia, since 2001, Department of Biotechnology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, since 2001.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of first bacterial novel species isolated from the Bolivian Andean region (at 4000 m.a.s.l), named Halomonas boliviensis and Chromohalobacter sarecensis. Discovery of two other new species found in the Andean region reported as Clostridium sulfatireducens and Clostridium boliviensis. Production of biopolyesters, also known as bioplastics found in H. boliviensis.

      First report of production of bioplastics by a Halomonas species.


    • father: Jorge Gaspar Quillaguamán
    • mother: Maria Gloria Leytón
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    Born April 10, 1977
    (age 40)
    • 2005
      Center Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
    • 2001
      Researcher, Center of Biotechnology
      Cochabamba, Bolivia
    • 2001
      Researcher, Center of Biotechnology
      Lund, Nevada, United States